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Mineral Collecting

Mineral Collecting at Sterling Hill (daytime only)

Collecting is allowed on the Mine Run dump, in the Passaic pit, and “saddle” areas.  Bring study footwear, a strong hammer (carpenter’s claw hammers not allowed), and eye protection.  A dark room with a shortwave ultraviolet light is provided on-site for inspection of fluorescent minerals.

Fee: $5 admission plus $2.00 for each pound of minerals taken.  Fee does not include mine tour.

Age Requirements: Must be age 7 or older to collect on the Mine Run dump; must be age 13 or older to collect elsewhere.

Earlier Event: November 2
GeoSTEM 2019
Later Event: November 28
THANKSGIVING DAY